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'''Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban''', Queen's Counsel|QC (; 22 January 15619 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served both as Attorney General for England and Wales|Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive reasoning|inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the ''Baconian method'', or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology...
RegionWestern philosophy
EraEnglish Renaissance
17th-century philosophy
The Scientific Revolution
Birth date22 January 1561
Birth placeStrand, London, England
Death date9 April 1626 (aged 65)
Death placeHighgate, Middlesex, England
NationalityEnglish
School traditionRenaissance philosophy
Empiricism
Alma materCambridge University
InfluencesPresocratics (Democritus, Empedocles, Parmenides), Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Niccolò Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne, Vanoccio Biringuccio, Bernard Palissy, Bernardino Telesio, William Gilbert (astronomer)|William Gilbert, Roger Bacon
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